This year I’m playing along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life. On the last day of each month, I’ll be documenting our routine.
The morning was hectic. My phone is my alarm clock, and I forgot to charge it. Jake accidentally turned his alarm off in one of those weird instances when you’re in a deep dream and you think the alarm noise is part of it. So we overslept. I woke up to the sound of my friend Lisa knocking at the door (I’m watching Harvey & Lisa’s baby Ava during the week, starting last Monday). Eliza missed the bus, Jake took her to school and was late for work, and I didn’t remember it was Day in the Life until I was awake for an hour or two.
Ava is ridiculously cute. She’s super easy, thankfully.
I caught Jonas smelling her (hah!). He’s enamored and loves to take care of her. “Baby need her B?” “Baby eat?” “I think she goes nigh-night.”
We worked on the whole potty training thing. Jonas earned the fancy Spiderman underwear and a sticker for his sticker book, and then proceeded to have an accident on the kitchen floor ten minutes later.
Bath time. It was a group activity. It was raining, so it was good to have a quick change of scenery. Jonas gets stir crazy easily.
Jonas insists on holding Ava’s bottle. We watched Kung Fu Panda, and Jonas was doing kung fu moves for the rest of the day.
While Ava napped, Jonas and I made lunch. We had eggs and bacon in tortilla wraps and tried horned melon, which was not delicious.
The kids napped at the same time (magical!), and I tended the plants a bit and then worked furiously and efficiently.
Then the kids woke back up, and it was back to kid stuff. Jonas thought that the self-timer on the camera was super fun. And pressed the button a million times, trying to run back to the couch fast enough to get in the picture. There was a lot of giggling. Thinking we have another future photographer.
Late afternoon, I cut open some tomatoes and zucchini, seasoned them and tossed them in olive oil, and roasted them. It took about 4 minutes of prep.
Eliza came home, talked my ear off, and then settled in to watch a wind-down episode of Charmed. She loves anything magical. She told me about school today. It was pizza party day at school (her class won Friday pizza parties from being the top raffle ticket selling class for the year). Parents were invited for the day, but because Jake and I both couldn’t make it, Poppy (my grandpa) went and hung out with her. She thought that was awesome (obviously). She also told me about what some of the other kids brought for show and tell.
There was a lot of fawning over baby Ava. This is the kids singing her to sleep for her late afternoon nap.
Group yoga session. It’s more of a mama-is-a-jungle-gym session for Jonas.
My mom stopped by on her way home from work to bring back a book she borrowed. Harvey came to pick Ava up and chatted for a bit too.
My mom graciously watched the kids so I could pick up a few things at the grocery store solo. So appreciated. She hung out for a little while longer and went home.
I used a borrowed food processor to make pasta sauce. I included the roasted tomatoes and zucchini, olive oil, a big handful of basil, and a cup of the water I boiled the pasta in.
Jake came home from work and our friend Matt came over. The guys and the kids took a walk while I sat in the quiet for a minute and the pasta finished baking. Then we ate! (The kids are at a short table out of view.) There was a little bit of standing up and dancing during dinner.
It was delicious.
Eliza did a giant puzzle and then the kids went to bed. Jake, Matt, and I hung out on the front porch in the suddenly gorgeous weather and talked until midnight. Jake coded and finished up an awesome project too. After Matt went home, Jake and I snuggled up and watched an episode of Arrested Development in bed and then fell asleep.
That’s a day in the life over here. Did you do a day in the life? Share a link if you did!
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